This video was produced in collaboration with Polartec
Polartec is a name more commonly associated with mountaineering gear and outdoors wear, but in the last five years the brand has begun to make inroads into cycling gear, working with a number of brands on insulated jackets, water resistant jerseys and much more.
At Interbike 2017, CEO Gary Smith took some time to talk us through Polartec’s Alpha and NeoShell fabrics, which have been most notably used on Rapha’s Brevet jacket and Sportful’s Fiandre waterproof jersey.
Jack has been riding and fettling bikes for his whole life. Always in search of the hippest new niche in cycling, Jack is a self-confessed gravel dork, fixie-botherer, tandem-evangelist, hill-climbing try hard, and thinks nothing of taking on a daft challenge for the BikeRadar YouTube channel. With a near encyclopaedic knowledge of cycling tech — from the most esoteric niche nonsense to the most cutting edge modern kit — Jack takes pride in his ability to seek out tech and stories that would otherwise go unreported. Jack has been a Senior Staff Writer at BikeRadar for three years now and is currently testing an All-City Mr Pink as his long term test bike.